This week’s Franken’s Friday Fail comes once again from the Facebook page of one Al Franken.
It’s a Facebook post promoting a petition to raise the minimum wage. In the post, Franken argues that such a move would “give our economy a shot in the arm.”
Well, as you know, Al Franken and Barack Obama have spent the last six years tampering with the free market, and just look where that’s gotten us: record unemployment, massive numbers leaving the work force altogether, and ObamaCare wreaking havoc with the finest health care system in the world.
I’d also refer you to an interview Microsoft founder Bill Gates — someone who knows a thing or two about job creation — gave earlier this year in which he makes mince-meat of Franken’s minimum wage argument. Gates said:
“You have to be a bit careful: If you raise the minimum wage, you’re encouraging labor substitution and you’re going to go buy machines and automate things — or cause jobs to appear outside of that jurisdiction. And so within certain limits, you know, it does cause job destruction. If you really start pushing it, then you’re just making a huge trade-off.”
Franken’s Friday Fail is that he’d rather keep his spot as Obama’s #1 cheerleader in the Senate than open his eyes to the truth that leftist redistribution schemes just don’t work.
Sorry, Al — I’m sticking with Bill Gates and basic math on this one.
P.S. Barack Obama and Al Franken are up to their old class warfare tactics to divide the electorate again this year. This time they’re pushing to increase the minimum wage and decrease the “pay gap” for women.
But, according to a recent American Enterprise Institute report, female staffers in Obama’s White House earn only $0.88 on the dollar compared to men. And, a quick numbers crunch on the site Legistorm reveals the median salary for women in Al Franken’s Senate office is $1,408.08 less than for men. Just saying.